It’s been a relatively quiet stretch for new releases but things will be picking up a bit soon. Courtesy of The Break Exchange, here’s a look at some of the products that will arrive between now and the first week of September.
2018 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball (8/29)
Pushed back one week and back for the second year, Diamond Icons is a high-end box breaking experience. Each ten-card package will have nine autographs. Boxes are being offered online at $1,450-$1,650.
Every other box will have a cut signature, with a mix of greats and semi-greats but the Immortal Cuts pulls available include Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Jackie Robinson, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Roberto Clemente and others.
Diamond Relic cards will include four embedded diamonds with a 12-player checklist and Red (# to 5) and Gold (1/1) parallels.
2017-18 Upper Deck Splendor Hockey (8/29)
Deck tries a hand at the growing list of one autographed card per pack products with Splendor. Each card will be numbered to 36 or less and contain an on-card auto or a signed memorabilia card at a price of about $200 per box.
There’s also a cut signature element featuring long ago greats and cards with a piece of a game-used puck along with an autograph. Signature Handle cards will have the nameplate from a game-used stick along with an autograph. Silver Sticks will feature players who’ve appeared in 1,000 or more games and will include real sterling silver. Some will be 1/1.
2018-19 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Collegiate Basketball (8/29)
The RPS College Ticket set will carry on-card autographs from this year’s draft picks. Parallels include College Playoff Ticket (#’d/15), College Championship Ticket (#’d 1), College Cracked Ice Ticket(#’d/23). Cyan, Magenta,Yellow and Black Printing Plates (each #’d/1).
In Turning Pro Signatures, look for autographs from top current and retired players in both their college and NBA uniforms. Find autographs from this year’s top international prospects in the International Ticket set.
Boxes are running about $115 online. Considering the number of autos and other hits and the relatively low-cost, this should be a fairly popular issue.’
Every box delivers three autographs and two memorabilia cards on average for a hobby box price currently sitting at around $150. One autograph will be a Rookie Premiere Material Autograph.
Head to Toe memorabilia inserts use helmet and shoe swatches while Tools of the Trade has multi-swatch cards, featuring as many as five pieces of game-worn or game-used items. Canton Absolutes focuses on memorabilia pieces stemming from some of the NFL’s greatest names.
Each box contains three five-card packs.
Vanguard is a new higher end release from Panini. Look for four autographs and one base or parallel per box, on average.
Autographed subsets include the rookie-driven Hot off the Press Autographs, Rookie Signatures and Prime Prospects. Postseason performances are recalled in Postseason Heroes Autographed Materials.
Cosmic Force Signatures which features what Panini calls a “celestial design.’
Other autograph inserts include Beyond the Arc Scripts, High Voltage Signatures and In Focus Autographs.
Vanguard costs around $300 per box.
2018 Topps Luminaries Baseball (9/7)
Luminaries is a hobby-only product that offers one encased autograph card per box with auto relics and book cards in the mix, including what might be the biggest card of the year in the hobby–literally.
The 1/1 Ultimate book card carries 50 signatures. Another card will have 40 signatures.
Every card in Luminaries will be serial numbered to 15 or less.
Cards in the product will essentially be divided into three subsets: Home Run Kings, Hit Kings and Masters of the Mound.
The Break Exchange will be breaking some of these products in the coming days. The company offers daily breaks of current and past products you can participate in and watch online. You can learn more about how to get involved in their box and case breaks and even sell your cards through their website by clicking here.